The Project Manager will manage the development of MBTA Capital Delivery projects from project inception (planning) through the design phase (conceptual, preliminary, and final) and the construction phase (including project close-out), with full responsibility for quality and control of schedule and budget. The Project Manager reports to either a Director or Program Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage multiple consultant and construction contracts to ensure project and program requirements are fulfilled, and that project safety and contract cost and schedule requirements are met.
Manage Capital Delivery projects in accordance with the following MBTA Manuals, policies and procedures as may be amended from time to time, or Program Specific delivery protocols and procedures if supporting a major MBTA program: Project Manager’s Manual; Project Controls Manual; Quality Assurance Manual; Resident Engineer’s Manual; Contract Administration Policies and Procedures; MBTA Directives published on the MBTA Web Page or provided directly by the Authority, as well as FTA Circular 4220.1F Third Party Contracting,
Assist in the development of Capital Delivery project scopes, budgets and schedules as part of the capital planning process.
Assist in the procurement of consultants and contractors, as required.
Negotiate project assignments, task orders, amendments, change orders and use of contingency and make recommendations for approval.
Review and analyze monthly payment and schedule submissions from consultants and contractors.
Coordinate and participate in Project Design Group meetings, value engineering sessions, constructability reviews and risk workshops, as required.
Coordinate project tasks with other Capital Delivery Department personnel, including contract administration staff and field staff and other project coordinators, as required.
Coordinate project tasks with other Departments, including the Capital Program Oversight Department (project controls and administration and finance), Engineering and Maintenance and Railroad Operations, as required.
Coordinate project activities with outside agencies, abutters, utility companies, community groups and other third parties affected by the project, as required.
Ensure that all work has been completed and necessary approvals have been obtained prior to advertising projects for construction, including budget approval, environmental permits and approvals, real estate actions and approvals, force accounts (e.g. utility, traffic, railroad operator), other agency and municipal agreements (e.g., MOU’s, MOA’s, Interagency Agreements) and other third party agreements.
Manage the construction project process from advertisement to contract closeout to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.
Manage construction contracts to ensure compliance with construction plans and specifications.
Assist in proactively identifying and resolving potential field issues.
Analyze all contract proposals or bids and provide recommendations for senior management approval.
Supervise a professional staff including Resident Engineers, Construction Inspectors and other administrative personnel.
Secure commitments from MBTA Operating Departments concerning the availability of their resources.
Organize and prioritize workload, be pro-active in identifying project needs/requirements.
Prepare project related correspondence, reports, charts and presentations utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint.
Prepare for and make project presentations to elected officials, community groups, and others as required.
Work independently in addressing complex tasks in a time-sensitive environment.
Follow up on actions required for task and project completion while seeking guidance as necessary.
Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner consistent with the Authority’s Customer Service quality standard.
Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and/or attend off-site meetings.
Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
Perform related duties and projects as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Architecture for a related field from an accredited institution.
Three (3) years of experience in the management of public works projects (design and/or construction).
Related experience managing and supervising staff and consultants.
Strong project controls knowledge and ability to accurately evaluate consultant and contractor cost and schedule submissions.
Excellent organizational, analytical, confidentiality, multi-tasking, time management and interpersonal skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint applications.
Effective professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Proven track record of collaboration, transparency, and problem-solving skills.
The ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees and vendors.
Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
The ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screenings, and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
Must have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
Availability to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.
Additional years of engineering, architecture or construction related experience in public transportation projects may be substituted for management experience.
A Master’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Architecture from an accredited institution.
Five (5) years of experience in the management of public works projects (design and/or construction) or related experience in a supervisory capacity.
Experience managing multiple projects with a construction cost of $10 million or over in a transit and or/design or construction environment.
Familiarity with FTA, FRA, MBTA rules and regulation regarding project delivery, environmental requirements and permitting.
Registered Professional Engineer, Registered Architect and/or Certified Construction
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, often referred to as the MBTA or simply The T, is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area. The MBTA is the largest transit provider in New England, and the fifth largest in the country. The MBTA directly operates or contracts out for service using eight different modes: heavy... rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, local/express bus, trackless trolley, commuter rail, commuter boat, and paratransit. In Boston, 55% of all work trips and 42% of all trips into downtown are made by transit. The MBTA district is made up of 175 communities with a total population of 4.7 million. Almost three-quarters of all Massachusetts residents live within the MBTA service area.